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      Man charged after 2-year-old SC child shoots self

      Smith. (Source: Horry County Jail)

      CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died on Christmas Day after he grabbed a loaded gun left on a table in a home in Conway and shot himself.

      Horry County Police said Wednesday they arrested the 30-year-old man who brought the gun into the home. Rondell Smith is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

      Investigators say the boy found the gun on the table around 6 p.m. Tuesday and shot himself in the chest. He died on the way to the hospital. His name has not been released because all his relatives have not been notified.

      Smith remains in the Horry County jail. It wasn't known if he had an attorney.

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